The Bruin Voice

Winterfest Court Couples: Lily Tran and Spencer Fulgham

January 31, 2018


Filed under Dance Bios, Feature, Online Only, Showcase, Student

Lily Tran My proudest accomplishments are getting a 3 on the AP Euro exam and a 5 on the APUSH exam, making the cheer team every year and becoming a captain, winning MVP for cheer my sophomore year, writing and publishing my work in the Bruin Voice newspaper, launching my BookTube, writing 50,000...

Winterfest Court Couples: Nicole Lam and Marino Dominguez

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Dance Bios, Feature, Online Only, Showcase, Student

Nicole Lam Nicole is known as the “mother” friend in her group. She is the younger of two girls, and she owns a small chorkie mix named, Chika. Her favorite season is autumn because of the nice weather and fresh produce. Her dream is to teach others passion for science a there is always something ...

Winterfest Court Couples: Kate Lagera and William Jacob Fry

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Dance Bios, Feature, Online Only, Showcase, Student

Kate Lagera Going into my final year at Bear Creek, everything has felt so bittersweet. As a district transfer, I was so shocked by the kindness and welcoming arms I received so early on in my high school career. I was fortunate enough to meet amazing people and create lifelong friendships. I owe a ...

Winterfest Court Couples: Kelly Huynh and Rajan Nathaniel

Gabi Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Dance Bios, Feature, Online Only, Showcase, Student, Uncategorized

Kelly Huynh My proudest accomplishments in high school includes passing classes that stressed me out like chemistry and APUSH, getting straight A’s for a semester that pushed me to my limit, getting an A in Mrs. Duffel’s class second semester sophomore year, and doing the moves wrap around and handst...

Winterfest Court Couples: Helen Le and Julian Bernado

Gabriella Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 31, 2018


Filed under Dance Bios, Feature, Online Only, Showcase, Student

Helen Le My most prideful achievements include thinking of relatively accurate synonyms off the top of my head when I can’t think of anything else, scoring high on my ACT despite not having enough time to finish the math section properly, sticking with sports in high school even though I’ve ne...

Winterfest Court Couples: Erin Baquiran and Jordan Harris

Gabriella Backus, Co-Editor in Chief

January 30, 2018


Filed under Dance Bios, Feature, Online Only, Showcase, Student

Erin Baquiran Erin Baquiran is not 12 I swear… she is hoping to get into UC Irvine or UCLA  to study towards becoming an engineer. You might have heard of Emanate, which is Erin’s brand with her own artwork that donates portions of the proceeds to the Reach Out Worldwide Foundation. She starte...

Drama dept. brings Matthew Shepard’s story to stage

Drama dept. brings Matthew Shepard’s story to stage

Ben Gyman, Feature Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Feature

Matthew Shepard was a political science major at the University of Wyoming. He enjoyed theater and was learning to speak German and Italian. He had a very close relationship with his only brother Logan. On the night of Oct. 6, 1998, Shepard was beaten, robbed, and left for dead by two men because...

Think you won’t be a victim?

Gwen Poole, Photography Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Feature

To my peers, I’m considered strong and not the type of girl one would think of as the typical “victim” in a story. In all honestly, I would agree — I know how to handle myself in scary situations and don’t ever let people take advantage of me. And yet, it just goes to show that anyo...

Teenage girls most often victims of unwanted sexual advances

Lily Tran, Feature Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Feature

It isn’t easy being a girl — especially a teenage girl. Teen females have to deal with developing bodies, menstruation and, unfortunately, sexual harassment. “More than half of all female students from grades seven through 12 were sexually harassed at school,” a 2011 study by the American...

Harassment or flirting: how’s a guy to know?

Eric Benitez, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature, Showcase

A man approaches a woman at a bar and offers to buy her a drink. The man compliments the woman’s good looks and the woman reciprocates the flirting. They proceed to carry on the conversation, with the man clearly showing his interest in the woman. Before the evening ends, she slips him her phone number. A...

Coming out getting easier — but not for all teens

Coming out getting easier — but not for all teens

Gabriella Backus, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature

All people must overcome many hurdles throughout their lifetime; although these obstacles vary from person to person, LGBTQ individuals must face one additional but necessary hurdle: coming out. While growing up, many people question their sexual and gender identities and eventually must come to terms...

Boy Scouts will open to girls in 2020

Boy Scouts will open to girls in 2020

Marso Beltran, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under Feature

Throughout its 107 years of existence, Boy Scouts of America has never admitted another gender into its program until now. In 2013, the Boy Scouts started admitting openly gay members and in 2015, allowed gay scout leaders. Earlier this year, the Boy Scouts recently opened its program to transgender...

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